ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —
The deadline to submit ballots in the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election has been prolonged by one week.
Chief Electoral Officer Bruce Chaulk says the novel deadline calls for mail-in ballots to be postmarked no later than Friday, March 12.
Chaulk says in a free up that there has been a big inquire for the mail-in ballots — more than 110,000 thousand requests as a lot as now, some for a pair of ballots from households.
He also says there are considerations about offer delays due to contaminated weather.
On Feb. 12, the election became as soon as upended due to considerations a pair of COVID-19 outbreak in the St. John’s feature.
On the time, Chaulk cancelled all in-particular person voting, which became as soon as blueprint to begin the subsequent morning in mighty of the province, and a deadline for mail-in ballots became as soon as later prolonged to March 5.
“Approximately 24,000 voting kits have confidence been mailed out as a lot as now,” Chaulk talked about in the free up slack Friday. “We inquire the electorate to wait and see with us as we work laborious to fetch the remaining kits mailed out this week.
“Any ballots postmarked after Friday, March 12, will be rejected.”
This sage by The Canadian Press became as soon as first printed Feb. 19, 2021.